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Old 07-08-2007   #1
Boulder, Colorado
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New to Boulder

Hey all,
Gonna be moving to Boulder in Sept. and was wondering what kind of fun is to be had close the area? I currently live in the D.C. area and paddle some the larger rivers such as the upper yough, potomac and the new river. Any suggestions or info would be greatly appreciated!.


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Old 07-08-2007   #2
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Welcome to boulder. I'm originally from the east (upper yough's one of my all time favs) and this areas a big step up in the quality of fun. Comin in sept. will limit sampling whats to be had. If the Bailey section of the S. Platte is still running, I'd check that out when you move out, its a solid step up from the new and the upper, but a blast. Gore canyon might still have some h2o in it and thats also worth a stop. But steep, manky creeks are the front range's specialty but youre only 3 or so hours from awesome stuff around crested butte during spring peak and about 8 hours from the gnar down around durango in the san juans. This site's a great place to find paddling buddies as are al the shops and put ins around the area.
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Old 07-08-2007   #3
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Occationally, late summer storms will swell front range creeks. More reliable late season water includes:
North Fork of South Platte: Baily and Foxton, augmented by Robert's Tunnel Diversions (there's a gage)
Waterton Canyon: at confluence of North fork and South Platte
Gore Canyon
Westwater (Utah border)
Lyons park and play (under specific irrigation conditions)
Bluegrass Creek in Wyoming
Royal Gorge of the Arkansas
Check out the Colorado Division of Water Resouces website for historical flow information and real time gage data:
Colorado Division of Water Resources
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Old 07-09-2007   #4
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Fellas, Thanks for the info. Alpine, you got yourself a new customer. Cheers! jb
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